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Wendy Marie (Beck) Gimpl, age 55 of St. Michael, MN, passed away July 29, 2020.

She was born on December 5, 1964 in Buffalo, Minnesota to Floyd and Elizabeth “Betty” (Aydt) Beck. Wendy grew up in Rogers, Minnesota and graduated from Elk River High School with the class of 1983.

Shortly after graduation, she was joined in marriage to Gunnard “Butch” Gimpl on September 15, 1984 at St. Martin Catholic Church in Rogers, Minnesota. Together they raised their family in St. Michael.

She was known for her warm and kind personality; she could make friends with just about anyone! Her smile could light up a room. She was easy-going, caring, and had a great sense of humor.

Wendy worked at the State Bank of Rogers, Loram for 15 years, and most recently, Minnesota Equipment – John Deere (formerly Sharber and Sons). Besides working, Wendy enjoyed painting, tending her flowers and plants in her gardens, and trying to bowl a high series at her bowling leagues. By far her favorite past time was spending as much time with her grandchildren as possible. She loved taking them up north to the family cabin in Hinckley; it was there that Wendy and her grandchildren and other family members and friends would enjoy nature and each other’s company.

She is preceded in death by her parents; Floyd and Betty; and niece, April.

Wendy is survived by her loving husband, Butch; children, Amanda and Eric; grandchildren, Madison and Mason; siblings, Diane (Tom) Constant, Bruce (Mary) Beck, Scott (Judy) Beck, Barry Beck, and Myra (Richard) Van Horn; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

A visitation will be held Tuesday, August 4, 2020 from 6:00 -8:00 PM at The Peterson Chapel in St. Michael, MN. The Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 11:00 AM at St. Michael Catholic Church in St. Michael, MN with visitation one hour prior. The Memorial Mass will be livestreamed for those who would like to view from home. The link to watch is

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to be directed to the family.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to The Peterson Chapel of St. Michael, MN. Online condolences for the family may be directed to

Due to COVID-19 guidelines, we ask that all attendees abide by social distancing regulations and practice safe precautions by wearing a mask if planning to attend the events for Wendy. 

6 Guestbook Entries

  1. Sandy Greninger

    Oh Wendy…Please know my thoughts and prayers are with your family1🙏🙏🙏 We will miss your friendly smile and good laughs on Wednesday nights.
    As Always,


  2. John Babcock

    So sorry for your loss… Everyone here at your Satellite family sends their love and thoughts to you and your family. Strength and peace and support. So sorry….

  3. Maryrose

    My thoughts and prayer for your family. Wendy will be greatly missed. She is gone far too soon.

  4. Kathy Pope

    So sorry to hear Wendy passed. She had contagious smile. She was a great mom and wife. Butch, Amanda, and Eric my heart goes out to you also my thoughts and prayers.

    Kathy Pope

  5. Kathy Pope

    So sorry to hear of Wendy’s passing. She was a good wife and mom, she had an infectious smile. My heart goes out to you plus my thoughts and prayers.
    Kathy Pope

  6. Patricia Ahner

    Butch and family, We are saddened to hear of Wendy’s passing. Wendy was such a joyful person and Neighbor. I will forever hold in my heart what would be our last conversation at the end of my driveway. Peace and strength to all of you.

    Your neighbors,
    Ahner family


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